Monty Panesar at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Round & About

Former English Cricketer Monty Panesar, who’s remembered as one of our greatest modern spinners, will give a live interview at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford at 7.30pm on Thursday, 10th August.

Monty is a folk hero with England cricket fans. Known as much for his terrible fielding in his early days as for his world-beating left-arm spin, Monty became a household name and helped England to become the number one Test team on the planet.

Born in Luton, he played 50 test matches for his country, took 167 Test wickets, saved an Ashes Test with the bat alongside Jimmy Anderson, claimed Sachin Tendulkar as his first Test wicket, won a Test series in India, was friends with Shane Warne and captured the public’s imagination with his joyous celebrations.

In conversation with national broadcaster Matt Stadlen (BBC Two This week, BBC Two The Daily Politics, LBC presenter) the first England spinner to take a five-wicker haul at the WACA will take us behind the scenes of his record-breaking career. What was it like bowling at Tendulkar, Dravid and Gilchrist? How did he hit Muralitharan for six? How did he deal with the pressure of Ashes cricket? What was Sir Andrew Strauss like as a captain? How did the Barmy Army help him succeed? What was his greatest England victory? What’s his verdict on the summer’s Ashes?

Don’t miss this chance to come face to face with one of English sport’s best loved characters. Presented in association with Clive Conway Productions.

For more information and to book tickets, visit: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre or call 01483 44 00 00 (Monday-Saturday, 10am to 5pm).